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thanks in no small part to one of its stars. jeffrey canada is a long-time educator, started out as a classroom teacher. the days he's ceo of the harlem children's zone, whose public charter schools educate kids really from birthright through college. you're nice to join . last night, you spoke in terms of the nation, almost in terms of national security. >> you know, this is the problem we he, brian. we're the only remaining superpower in the world and we're moving towards a third world education system for our kids. the two things don't equate. i see people and they're trying to hold onto the status quo, they're acting like the kids are doing great. we're not in the top ten, not even in the top 20 anymore and this is a crisis for this nation. we need to do something dramatic to change this. simply pretending that we can keep doing what failed for 10, 20, 30 years to me is a huge disaster waiting to haen in america. >> lester touched on this. the film is largely about charter schools. that's really the -- they're red hot right now and that's the hot button here. what do you like
been talking about things, but not doing anything. hi, mr. canada... how are you? 'm doing great, how 'bout you? right here on 119th street. if we could fix this block, then we could fix the next block, then we could fix the next block... we promised parents, if your child stays with us, i guarantee you that child isoing to graduate from college. failure is simy not an option. the sixty...the seventy... the eighty... the ninety-seven blocks which ends up ing 10,000 children. we start with children from birth, and stay with those children until they graduate. if you really want to have anmpact that is large, you will get there going one step at a time. there is no act that is too small to make a difference. no matter what you want to do, mbers project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer or donate at membersproject.com. sadly, no. oh. but i did pick up your dry cleaning and had your shoes shined. well, i made you a reservation at the sushi place around the corner. well, in that case, i better get bac to these invoices... which i'll do right after maki
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